Hey Guy, if you have been playing Minecraft for some time now then you must have heard about Herobrine. Well, this is a big mystery in Minecraft as this guy keeps an eye on you from a distance and it looks kinda creepy.
Herobrine is easily the most infamous myth of Minecraft that has been a creepy representative of the game for over a decade now. It first appeared as a canonical story (a creepypasta) but soon developed into one of the most celebrated stories in the Minecraft community. Leaving the debates around its existence for a later part of the guide, let’s first understand Herobrine as a character.
Well, they are no different than normal players but there are some little differences like:
- Just like players, he can break and place blocks
- He can affect in-game worlds and even community forums
- Other mobs are safe from Herobrine as he only targets players
- As per the community, Herobrine is a dead miner who existed before the player entered the world
- Oddly placed and floating blocks are often credited to him
- In some variations of Herobrine, he is a stalker who follows players but doesn’t interact with them
- An angrier variant of Herobrine is known for attacking, looting, and griefing players in the game
- While the original version of Herobrine appeared out of nowhere, later iterations of this character were suspected to be summonable with shrine structures
The first time someone talked about Herobrine was more than a decade ago in August 2010 in a post on 4chan’s paranormal board. The user explained that they were chopping wood and making a workbench (Crafting Table) when they noticed someone watching them. On close inspection, that entity turned out to be someone with default Minecraft Skin but with blank white eyes.
As the original post started receiving more attention, Herobrine started showing up everywhere. One of the more popular sightings was in the live stream by a creator called Copeland, who found Herobrine inside one of the structures he was working on. This led to a series of debates over the authenticity of the same.
Copeland took it a step further by sharing a creepy webpage (check the archived version) with the viewers. This page had the face of Herobrine with text beneath it referring to a Creepypasta post that asked the readers to wake up from the fantasy they are living in. While the story didn’t gain much traction, the webpage with the title “him.html” ended up popularising Herobrine as “him”. Not to forget, the face on the webpage wasn’t only a regular Steve’s face but also had randomly rolling eyes instead of white space.
Well, there are people that believe it is not real and some says they spotted Herobrine , there is no solid proof for both sides.